The Post-Crescent from Appleton, Wisconsin on August 5, 1979 · 35
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The Post-Crescent from Appleton, Wisconsin · 35

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Sunday, August 5, 1979
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pQ II CKers rally -7T LJMa"'r Chiefs, 4 Ml) if"- I , - Lofton, Ivery score 4-10 1 1 ) Si f 1 - 1 Jt j im I mum nprtMnf .. ai tut . t rJftlniiil Mmmrurr - i nr-rnrnj Meeting at the quarterback i first half of Saturday night's exhibition season opener in , Packer defensive ends Mike Butler (77) and Ezra Johnson (90) Green Bay. The Chiefs' No. 77 is Charlie Getty. (Post-Crescent zero in on Kansas City quarterback Bill Kenney (9) during the photo by Dave Wallace) Bambi fumes after 8-6 loss I i v H1 BY CUFF CHRISTL PMt-CrKirt Mwi Mnm GREEN BAY - Eddie Lee Ivery scored on a 22-yard screen pass early in the third quarter for the only score of the second half as the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 14-10 Saturday night. The game was the exhibition opener for both teams befrore 53,994 fans at Lambeau Field. Ivery's touchdown was set up by a Kansas City fumble. Jimmmy Edwards fumbled a Bill Moats' punt at the Kansas City 34 and Eric Torkelson recovered. Quarterback Dennis Sproul then hit rookie receiver Ron Cassidy for 12 yards. Then Ivery was stopped for no gain up the middle before the touchdown reception. Ivery finished with 49 yards in 9 carries to lead the Packers in rushing and caught 2 passes for 26 yards. He was also named offensive player of the game while defensive end Ezra Johnson was selected the outstanding defen-. sive player. After Ivery, Walt Landers was next in rushing with 20 yards in seven carries. Steve Atkins gained 18 yards in seven attempts, Middleton 15 yards in six tries, Duane Thomas 9 in 4 and Cul-breath 1 yard in three carries. Whitehurst completed 8 of 11 passes for 64 yards before departing in the first half. He had one touchdown and one interception. Sproul completed 11 of 25 for 138 yards and had two interceptions. Lofton was the leading receiver with three catches for 50 yards, Cassidy caught two for 28 and Landers 2 for 28. Kansas City took a 10-7 lead in the first half. The Chiefs scored on a 42-yard field goal by Jan Stenerud and a one-yard quarterback sneak by Pete Woods. Stenerud's field goal came with 5:49 left in the half and culminated a drive that started at the Chiefs' 31 and took 12 plays. The bulk of the yardage was covered by an 18-yard Woods to Ted McKnight pass and a 19-yard Woods to J.T. Smith pass. The drive finally stalled at the Green Bay 25 when Woods threw incomplete to Larry Willis in the end zone. Kansas City's touchdown was set up by a 38-yard interception return by rookie defensive back Jerry Reese. Quarterback Dennis Sproul, who replaced starter David Whitehurst in the second quarter, overthrew rookie wide receiver Frank Lockett and Reese caught the ball at his 38. McKnight picked up 14 yards in three carries to move Kansas City to the Packers' 10. Then, following a holding penalty on tackle Charlie Getty, Woods nit Smith with a 15-yard pass and fullback Mark Bailey with a 4-yarder to set up his sneak. Just prior to Sproul's interception, the Packers had recovered a fumble by Eddie Payton at their 40-yard line. Payton fumbled a 36-yard line drive punt by rookie Rick Partridge and Davie Simmons, a rookie linebacker with the Packers fell on the ball. Green Bay scored the first touchdown of the game on a six-yard Whitehurst to James Lofton pass with 11:38 left in the half. Whitehurst took a short drop on the play and looped the ball along the right sidelines as Lofton leaped above conerback Gary Green to catch it. The Packer drive covered 71 yards and took 14 plays. Whitehurst was six for six in thedrive including a 17-yarder to Walter Tullis and a 20-yarder to Lofton. On the play prior to the touchdown, Ivery carried the ball for the first time as a Packer and gained six yards around right end. Ivery came in for starter Jim Culbreath just prior to the play. The Packers had a chance to tie the score on the final play of the half, but Chester Marcol missed a 44-yard field goal. Sproul directed the Packer from their 30 to the Chiefs' 27. He completed passes to Ivery for six yards, to tight end Paul Coffman for 16, and to Lofton for 24. Following Ivery's touchdown, the remainder of the second half was filled with penalties, dropped passes and missed opportunites. The Packers' most serious threat came midway through the third quarter, but Marcol fell short on a 50-yard field goal attempt. The Packers reached the Kansas City 16 but ended up at the 32 after a delay-of-game and clipping penalties. The Chiefs' deepest penetration was the Packer 22. However, a holding penalty cost them 10 yards, then rookie cornerback Carlos Henderson intercepted a Steve Fuller, pass in the end zone. MILWAUKEE (AP) Bob Galasso pitched well enough to have been the Milwaukee Brewers' man of the hour Saturday. But unfortunately for the Brewers, he was about one hour and two innings too late. , The seldom used Galasso held Boston to three hits over the last 7J innings. One of the hits, however, was a three run homer by Carl Yastrzemski. It was the second three run homer in the Red Sox' second inning Carlton Fisk hit the other off starter Reggie Cleveland and the Brewers couldn't overcome the six run deficit. They lost 8-6, and the manner in which they lost their fifth game in their last six had Manager George Bamberger more than a little miffed, despite Galasso's shutout pitching after the second inning. "That's a game that 19 times out of 20 you should win," fumed Bamberger. "We gave a lot of runs away. And let's face facts. One base on balls led to six runs." Cleveland, starting his first game since September of 1977, gave up a two-out single by Fred Lynn and a double by Jim Rice in the Red Sox first inning. Lynn scored on a balk when the veteran Cleveland hesitated, in his windup, and Rice came home on a wild pitch. "That balk never should have hap pened, that's. a cinch," Bamberger said. "What happened was they got their signals crossed. He (Cleveland) didn't quite understand what the catcher (Charlie Moore) had in mind. "But even if you are messed up, you should just deliver the ball easy on the outside," he-said. "Don't foul the catcher up. But whatever you do, you don't balk." The Brewers tied in their half of the first inning on Sal Bando's ninth homer, a double by Cecil Cooper, a walk, a fielder's choice and an RBI infield single by Gorman Thomas. Cleveland seemed to have settled down when he retired the first two Red Sox batters in the second, but then walked Dwight Evans after having gone ahead 0-2 in the count. Rick Burleson singled and Fisk followed with his sixth homer. A walk to Lynn finished Cleveland, and Galasso came on to walk Rice before Yastrzemski drilled his 18th homer" to right center. Yastrzemski had hit a grand slam homer off Galasso in their last encounter in April. Bamberger went to the mound after the homer and pointed out a flaw in Galasso's delivery. Galasso corrected it, ' but too late for the Brewers. "I have a habit of leaving my right foot on the rubber instead of pushing off with it," said Galasso, who hadn't pitched since July 24. "It's a bad habit I've gotten into by throwing easy in the bullpen. I hadn't been in a game for awhile, and when you don't pitch in a game it's easy to pick up habits like that." "He had nothing on the ball at first," , Bamberger said. "I told him he must be losing 10 miles an hour velocity. After that he pitched great." Galasso wasn't so sure, even though he has allowed only three earned runs in 15.2 innings since he was recalled from Vancouver June 26. ."I felt by the fifth or sixth inning that I could finish the game, and the guys made some great plays behind me," he said. "But I don't feel so good. I didn't give up many hits, but one turned out ' to be the game winning home run." Winner Allen Ripley, 2-0, who replaced an ill Bob Stanley as Boston's starting pitcher, gave up an RBI single to Bando in the fourth and Sixto Lez-cano hit his 16th homer in the fifth. A single by Robin Yount and an RBI triple by Paul Molitor chased Ripley in the eighth, and Molitor scored on a sin-gl e by Bando off Dick Drago as the Brewers closed to within 8-6. However, Drago struck out Cooper to end the inning, then retired the side in order in the ninth to earn his seventh save. "We had that guy (Ripley) on the ropes so many times, but we couldn't put the finishing touches to him," Bamberger said. With Mike Caldwell sidelined because of a pulled side muscle and Moose Haas recovering from flu, Bamberger planned to give Jerry Augustine his second start of the season in today's doubleheader against the Red Sox Lary Sorensen is to pitch the dther game for the Brewers, who expect another crowd of about 50,000. Saturday's turnout of 48,664 raised their home attendance for the season to 1,457,653, up from 1,141,473 after 53 dates last year. Sunday Post-Crescent August 5, 1979 E-1 The Farm triumphs in state tournament Buriesn ss Fisk c Lvnn cf Ricdh Vstrtmk If Watson lb Hobson 3b Brohmr 2b Evons rf BOSTON ab r h bl 5 1 J 0 S 1 1 3 4 110 3 110 4 113 3 0 10 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 10 0 MILWAUKEE ob r h bl Total 35 I I 4 Molitor 3b Bando 3b Coopor lb Lezcono rf Oolivit If Thorns dh Yount ss CMoore c Wohlfrd cf 5 15 1 5 13 3 5 12 0 3 111 5 0 0 0 5 0 11 4 110 4 110 4 0 10 Total 40 12 Boston Milwaukee 260 000 200 110 000 020 6 E CMoore, Hobson. DP Milwaukee 1. LOB Boston 4, Milwaukee . 2B Rice, Cooper. 3B Molitor. HR Bondo (9), Fisk (61, Yastnmki (18). Lezcono 1161. SB Fisk. IP H HER BB SO Boston Ripley W.2-0 Drago S,7 Milwaukee Cleveland I Galasso WP Cleveland. 48.664. 2-3 11 1 13 1 .1-5 1 2-3 5 7 1-3 3 Balk Cleveland. T-2:34. A KAUKAUNA Fast action and tight games were the story at Doty Bayor-geon Field last night as five games in the ISC State Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament were played. Dennis Yeskie fired a one-hitter as The Farm of Madison nipped Golder Hour of New London 2-0 in the night's first game. The Farm got all the runs it needed in the third inning as Mickey Selmo smashed a two-run home run. Yeskie, who struck out 10 batters, lost his no-hit bid in the sixth when Brad Breyer lashed a one-out single. In other games, Kenosha Tire edged T.J. Gasman of Appleton 3-2. Jack So-derber was the winning pitcher allowing four hits. Chuck Cotton took the loss for T.J. Ron Grunen was l-for-3 including a double to lead Kenosha. Ken Cox led Gasman with 2-for-3. Kelly's of Milwaukee clipped CCI of Ishpeming Mich., by an identical score of 3-2. Winning pitcher Jerry Fangman gave up only three hits and struck out nine. Harry Oden and Bill Bath each rapped home runs to account for Kelly's to account for it's three tallies. Doug Wilder took the loss for CCI. Al's Party Store, also of Ishpeming, got by WTSO of Madison 2-1, with the key blow being a two-run homer by Tony Berman in the fifth inning to provide the winning margin. The fifth game was still in progress with T.J. Gasman leading CCI 2-0 in the fifth inning. Today'c aam 1:00 Morksman vs. Gin Mill 2 30 Dick ond Car 's vs. Gasman-CCI winner -4:00 Al's Portv Store vs. Pla-Mor 5:30 Tommy's Angels vs. Kelly's 7:00 Wydeven s vs. WTSO 8:30 Kenosha Tire vs. The Form Rex Caldwell leads PGA test by 2 cuNTof?es lose CLINTON The Clinton Dodgers Keating singled and Hall wa BY BOB GREEN BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) Rex Caldwell, a longshot journeyman, made a critical putt in a driving rainstorm, waited out a 45-minute weather delay and swept into a 2-stroke lead with a 4-under-par 66 Saturday in the third round of the 61st PGA National Championship. His only bogey of the day came after the storm delay when he almost missed his tee time for the resumption of play. "I went running (to the 18th tee) and didn't even have time to take a practice swing. I just put the peg in the ground and went after it," he said. The drive found the raindrenched fairway, but he missed his second shot to the left of the green and made bogey, well after the national television cameras had ended their coverage for the day. "I'm pretty sure I'm gonna win," said the uninhibited Caldwell, 29. "This is great. It's a golf tourna-' ment, a major, the PGA. It's just everything wrapped up in one. "I'm hitting it good. The swing is in the slot. I never struck a nerve out there. It's amazing the way I was. I'm really amazed that I wasn't nervous." Caldwell, now in his fifth year of Tour activity, never before had led through three rounds. He had this one with a 203 total, 7-under-par on the historic Oakland Hills Country Club course. His lead, at times, went as high as four'strokes. ' But that was before the violent thunderstorm swept the hilly course with torrential rains, high winds, thunder and lighting. A gallery announced at 34,000 pounded for cover, the press tent was ordered evacuated, players sought shelter and a television blimp, which handled relays from announcers on the course, was ripped off its mooring by the winds and later was found in someone's back yard. And it was before Caldwell's closing bogey his first in 28 holes and a birdie by Ben Crenshaw, again after television coverage was completed. Crenshaw, the dynamic man the other pros call "Gentle Ben," muscled and emoted his way to a 69 that left him alone in second at 205. It was another two shots back to Tom Watson, the outstanding player of the season, Australian David Graham and , Jerry Pate, tied at 207. Watson, a four-' time winner this year but in a minor slump the past month, shot a 69. Pate, a former U.S. Open champion who seems to play his best in the major championships, also had a 69. The slender Graham matched par 70. "I feel my chances are good," said Watson. "If I can play a good round tomorrow, I've got a chance to win the golf tournament. If I can get out of the box fast tomorrow, I have a chance to put some pressure on the leaders and maybe win the golf tournament." Ron Streck was next at 69208, five strokes back. Tied at 209 and the only others under par were Gene Littler, Gibby Gilbert and Bruce Lietzke. Littler, who won the U.S. Open here in 1961, closed up with a 67. Gilbert shot a 68 and Lietzke had a 71. While the leaders were fighting the elements, their own tempers and the subtle demands of the course with varying degrees of success, a different, unhappier drama was being played out well in front of them. It was there that Jack Nicklaus, generally acclaimed as the greatest player of all time, was thrashing his way.out of title contention. He struggled, scowling and grimacing, to a fat 78 that put him at 223, ahead of only one man in the tournament and with no chance of winning. "It kills me to play like that," said Nicklaus, holder of a record 15 major professional titles. ' He indicated this would be his last tournament of the year. And it's a year in which he failed to win, failed for the first time since he turned pro in 1962. 'It's the worst year I've ever had, even as a boy," he said, and thought back to 1957, "but I did win the National Jaycees that year. - "I'll play in the four majors next year and in the Memorial. I don't know what else. "There will come a day a day that I hate when I'm no longer excited about playing golf. There'll be a'day when I won't be excited about a 4-foot putt on the 72nd hole to win one of the majors. But that day is a long ways off yet." While Nicklaus was fighting his way through, that 67-year-old marvel Sam Snead continued to trudge up the leg-straining hills in an effective manner, thrilling his thousands of supporters. For the third day in a row, 01' Sam birdied the 18th hole, finishing off a 71 that left him at 215. Lee Trevino had a 72-215. Gary Player, the South African who won the PGA the last time it was played here, was 70-213. Defending champion John Mahaf fey was 71-217 and Masters king Fuzzy Zoeller 75-220. made it two in a row over AoDleton Sat urday night by defeating the Foxes 6-3 in Midwest League action. Kevin Hickey suffered his eighth loss against four wins for the Foxes. Hickey surrendered eight hits in seven innings but was also victimized by four Apple-ton errors. Clinton led 4-0 after three innings but a Randy Johnson walk, a single by Vince Bienek and a two-run triple off the bat of Ron Kittle sliced the margin to 4-2. Appleton got within 4-3 in the fifth inning. Larry Hall walked, Dennis Keating singled and Hall was plated on Randy Johnson s base hit. Orel Hershiser came on in relief and shut the door on the Foxes the rest of the way. Hershizer fired 4'3 innings of scoreless one-hit ball. Appleton is now 15-26 in league action and open a two-game series in Burlington tonight. Appleton AB R HBI Clinton 4 At R Hit The Washington Orioles? Daniels cf Hall 2b Bohns lb Keating ss R Johnson rf Bienek H White 3b Kittle dh Vukson c 3 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 t Wiggins lb 0 Sheeny 2b 0 S Sax cf 0 D. Sox dh 1 1 1 Rivera 3b 0 Bevers rf 0 Giovd ss 1 Mohler It 0 Maples c I t 0 I BY MORRIS SIEGEL (c.) Washington Star WASHINGTON It is riot important to dwell on where Edward Bennett Williams got $12 million or why he would undertake the problems he will inherit as the new Baltimore Orioles owner. For baseball fans in this area who have been distraught over the lack of a team to call their own for eight years, Williams's move is of prime importance. The Orioles are just as certain to be headed to Washington as they are to the American League playoffs and probably further. In his inaugural speech as the Orioles' designated owner, Williams, an experienced, expert trial lawyer who excels at the art of cross-examination, gave no guarantee, implicit or otherwise, that the team would remain in Baltimore. The best he could say in addressing himself to the future was to declare it was his "intention" for the Orioles to remain where they are. No pledge, no promise which could come back to embarrass him later. He is too smart for anything like that. Even this had a condition to it which should be viewed ominously over there. "As long as the city supports the club," Williams added. This Is his "out" card, his escape vehicle. For who but Williams is to judge whther Baltimore will render the kind of financial help that only Williams deems necessary. Unless I misread Williams, a friend for almost 25 years, I can see no logic, no sense in his plunging into a venture in Baltimore. His sphere, his life, in fact, is al-most totally tilted toward Washington. Williams is not openly courting disfavor in Baltimore, where the Orioles have a commitment through 1980 but no longer, significantly enough. He would not look upon an unfavorable box office turnout next season with any sense of disaster. He could even be counting on it. The evidence leans heavily in favor of the theory that Baltimore is not a self-supporting baseball town. The current season, of course, is a rare exception for two reasons. Originally, there was fear among the populace that unless they turned in higher attendance figures than previously, this time Jerry Hoffberger's threat to sell was no bluff. This was eventually replaced by the thrilling performance of the team, unheralded and underestimated. There is nothing in the Orioles' history to support any false hope that the current attachment will become permanent. In their first 25 years, they have averaged barely more than a million customers annually in spite of a ball club with the best record in baseball for more than 20 years. With understandable chauvinism, some Baltimore observers boast that Washington never drew that many when they competed for attendance in the area. They purposely failed to cite the caliber of Orioles teams with Brooks and Frank Robinsons, Boog Powells, Jim Palmers, Dave McNallys, etc. against the sparse lineups the Senators were fielding in those days. Totals 30 3 5 3 Totolt 32 010 1 Appleton Mt 310 000 1 Clinton OJlOMlIx E Daniels, Bienek. Vukson. White, Sheehy. 3B Wiggins. 3B Kittle. DP Clinton 2. LOB Appleton 6, Clinton 7. SB Maples, Wiggins. S. Sax. Appleton Hickey (L.4-8) Jock man Clinton Wickensheimer Hershlstr (241 IP 7 1 41 4V4 H 8 1 I R fft BBSO S 4 4 4 s 1 4 Wild P. Joctman. T J:51. A 841. Balk Hickey. Bengals top Lions, 40-28 PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) Marvin Cobb raced 87 yards to score with a recovered fumble as the Cincinnati Bengals erupted for 21 fourth-quarter points Saturday to defeat the Detroit Lions 40-28 in the National Football League preseason opener for both clubs. Cobb's scamper down the sideline with 10:35 left in the game capped an unusually wide-open contest. Vaughn Lusby returned a punt 68 yards for a Bengal TD and Nathan Poole's one-yard score late in the quarter put the game out of reach. Detroit's Tony Leonard scored on a 93-yard first-quarter kickof f return. He '. also set up a six-yard Dexter Bussey TD run in the third period with a 54- yaru puni return. , k

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